We do not lose sight of the fact that socialism is not a mere economic system, but a philosophy, and that it is founded on a philosophical basis which conflicts with the very foundations of Christianity. We are only concerned with it here in its character of an economic system, and all we have attempted to show is that, as an economic system, it finds no support in the teaching of the scholastic writers. We do not pretend to suggest which of these two systems is more likely to bring salvation to the modern world; we simply wish to emphasise that they are two systems, and not one. One’s inability to distinguish between Christ and Barabbas should not lead one to conclude that they are really the same person.
Acts of the Apostles, 168.
communism in, 44, 46.
and Eve, slavery the result of their sin, 92.
Administrative occupations, position in artes possessivae, 143.
AEgidius Romanus, 98, 197, 225.
Agriculture, position in artes possessivae, 142, 143.
its encouragement recommended, 143.
Albertus Magnus, 16, 82, 176, 186, 197.
Albigenses, the, belief in communism, 66.
Alexander of Hales, 176, 185.
Alexander III., Pope, 187.
attitude to usury, 174.
Alfric, see Colloquy of Archbishop, The.
Almsgiving, as justice, not charity, 69.
duty of, 80.
enforcement by the State, 85.
summary of mediaeval teaching on, 84.
the early Church on, 52.
Ambition, a virtue, 79.
Ambrosius de Vignate, 191, 208.
Ananias, 46, 52.
Ancients, loss of economic teaching of, 15.
Angelus de Periglis de Perusio, 209, 210.
Antoine, 87, 172, 223.
Antoninus of Florence, 9, 68, 79, 110, 122, 181, 196.
Ape of Aristotle, the, see Albertus Magnus.